'''Hildegard Anna Augusta Elizabeth Freiin''' '''Rebay von Ehrenwiesen''', '''Baroness Hilla von Rebay''', or simply '''Hilla Rebay''' (31 May 1890 – 27 September 1967), was an abstract art|abstract
artist in the early 20th century and co-founder and first director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
.[http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/about-the-collection/new-york/hilla-rebay-collection/1652 "The Hilla Rebay Collection"] Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, retrieved 29 January 2014. She was a key figure in advising Solomon R. Guggenheim
to collect non-objective art
, a collection that would later form the basis of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collection, and she was also influential in selecting Frank Lloyd Wright
to design the current Guggenheim museum, which is now known as a Modernism|modernist
icon in New York City.